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International Coach Academy Student and Coach Publishes First Journals on Engineers and Coaching Dr. Puji Silva of Australia, to Present 5th World Congress on Educational Sciences in Rome, Italy.

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Engineer Turned Coach !

I didn’t know much about coaching but I took a look at my skills and what I would like to do and when I put it together I thought, this is what a coach does and that was the beginning of my journey

Dr. Puji Silva of Australia has authored two journal publications in Engineering and Technology: A coaching approach to develop holistic graduates and Complete and Competent Engineers: A Coaching Model To Developing Holistic Graduates which he will present at the 5th World Congress on Educational Sciences on Feb 5th-8th 2013 in Rome, Italy.

In 2009, Dr. Puji Silva was working as a design engineer in Brisbane, Australia. While he did not enjoy his job, he was still jolted when he lost it in the global recession. During this time, Puji would explore and embrace his desire to help others and make a true contribution to the world. It would take another three years and the loss of his father before he decided to pursue coaching and enroll in International Coach Academy’s (ICA) certified coach training program.

“I needed motivation and that motivation came when my dad passed away at the end of 2011,” says Puji, who started his career as a researcher in Biomedical Engineering and holds a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, “I didn’t know much about coaching but I took a look at my skills and what I would like to do and when I put it together I thought, this is what a coach does and that was the beginning of my journey.”

According to CEO Robyn Logan, “Puji ‘s background and experience truly reflect the caliber and global nature of our student body and graduates. Our training offers students an ICF-accredited coach training program and the enriching experience of learning from their peers from all over the world.”

Unlike most schools that follow cookie cutter coaching models, ICA graduates spend time developing their own unique approach to coaching, which results in a publication of over 200 original pieces of work on the topic of coaching. This assessment requirement, unique to ICA, helps our graduates take a firmer footing among the world’s most competent coaches.”

ICA students, who represent over 70 countries, earn their Certificate of Professional Coaching, fulfilling ICA’s rigorous assessment and graduation requirements as accredited by the International Coach Federation.

ICA has been delivering the highest standards of professional coaching; International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited training for over 10 years. “We are so very proud of student like Puji who, represent the richness of our student body and alumni which include managers, teachers, health professionals, real estate agents and even engineers,” says Logan.

Globally more than 4,000 students have attended the International Coach Academy. Today, with over 40 full and part time staff and trainers located throughout the world, ICA operates around the clock, over multiple time zones. Students access courses from their homes and yet engage with people from every corner of the world.

ICA fosters worldwide connection among established and prospective coaches as well as those who use the coaching process in their business, their art, and their relationships.

ICA’s Coaching Teleseminars regularly attract 500+ participants a month, bringing together people from all over the world who have an interest in learning more about the professional coach certification. Participants are leaving more excited to apply what they have learned about being a successful coach. ICA’s Teleseminar host Merci Miglino, explains, “We are delighted to offer relevant and valuable information through our monthly speaker series and educational programs to meet the increasing demand for support in the coaching field.”

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About ICA. International Coach Academy is one of the world’s leading providers of coach training programs and certification. We are a well-established school for those who want to be a coach. Here adults become professional coaches while sharing and connecting with a global coaching community. We are extraordinary people who are bringing the power of coaching – the realization of the human potential for creativity and resourcefulness – to changing the world for the better.

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